Besides being a useful replacement for a missing bed-frame leg, a stack of books also makes you look smarter and can stop a crossbow arrow if you're being targeted by any misinformed vampire slayers. Protect yourself with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of used books at Ed’s Editions in West Columbia.
The family-owned Ed’s Editions stacks an inventory of more than 40,000 books in its historic space, repeatedly winning accolades from the Free Times. Rapacious readers can find a broad selection of stories to devour, with mass-market paperbacks ($2+) and hardcover fiction and nonfiction books ($10+) in categories ranging from classic literature to Southern history. Marked shelves eliminate the need for dog-eared maps, making it easy for even directionally challenged bibliopirates to find copies of Treasure Island or Where’s Waldo’s Grog?.
Under an original tin ceiling and surrounded by exposed brick walls, bookworms lounge in comfy chairs, enjoying complimentary tea and coffee, as well as the presence of Solo, the resident cat. The knowledgeable staff gladly wraps books, helps customers hunt down favorite tomes, and shares ogling duties over first editions.